Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, poor elephants if you ask me. The bigger they get, the shorter their reaches. Almost like T-rexes’ arms.

  2. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, almost 3 years ago

    An elephant is the only mammal who can’t jump. Believe It Or Not, Ripley!

  3. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, almost 3 years ago

    Like I know Sherwood Anderson from Donald Mouse or Mickey Duck.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    I read about a bareknuckle brawler who won a fight … by breaking his opponent’s hand while shaking it!

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 3 years ago

    The elephant trainer of a bankrupt circus had a problem. How was he going to feed his bull elephant (named Sidney for some reason), and himself for that matter, now that there was no circus audience to bring in money.

    “Well,” he thought, “elephants can’t jump so I’ll tell anyone I’ll pay them $1,000.00 if they can make Sidney jump but they’ll have to pay me a $1,000.00 if they try and fail.

    Well, all went well for about a year. Sidney was bringing the trainer more money than he’d ever made at the circus, and they were both living well.

    Then one day, a limousine pulled up at the corner on which Sidney and the trainer were performing. A little old man popped out and said “You’re doing very well with this gig, aren’t you sonny? Well I’ve got a bet for you. I’ll bet you $1,000,000.00 that I can make your elephant jump!”

    The trainer thought about this, and thought again. Sidney and he had been performing for over a year now, and no one had ever succeeded in making Sidney jump. But….

    Finally, he came to the conclusion that the little old man couldn’t possibly win and took the bet.

    The little old man walked back to his limousine, removed a baseball bat, walked over to, Sidney and proceeded to make the most garish faces he could, all the while waving the baseball bat in Sidney’s face. He then went to Sidney’s nether end and whacked poor Sidney in the testicles with the baseball bat.

    Poor Sidney jumped and jumped high!!!

    The trainer was devastated, and broke, and wondered what to do. After all, now that people knew that elephants, bull elephants at least, could be made to jump by whacking them in their testicles with a baseball bat how was he going to feed himself and Sidney?

    Then he had another thought. Elephants, of either sex, can’t nod their heads. And there was his new gig for feeding himself and Sidney!!

    One year later…. same limousine….same little old man….same size bet…same reluctance to accept…same final conclusion. (The little old man couldn’t win twice….could he?)

    The little old man walked over to his limousine, removed his baseball bat, walked over to Sidney, stood in front of his face, and said “Remember me?”

    Sidney nodded.

  6. gyroman12345

    gyroman12345 said, almost 3 years ago

    uhh..

  7. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, almost 3 years ago

    elephant quote patently absurd

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, almost 3 years ago

    “sure would pick” another drink, given the chance

  9. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, almost 3 years ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    boxing quote, ditto…

  10. RipleyKGarfield

    RipleyKGarfield GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Elephant tusks are very tight…except in Alabama, where the Tuscaloosa!

  11. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    What I can’t believe is that, instead of a simple portrait of Sherwood Anderson, they have to portray him seconds from death. How about an entry about the Kennedy assassination with an illustration of the back of the president’s head exploding?

  12. Mister Will

    Mister Will said, almost 3 years ago

    Before I read the Sherwood Anderson snippet, I thought it was going to be something about Robin Williams

  13. tototu

    tototu said, almost 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    Thanks Alex. Good one.

  14. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    That boxing match lasted even longer than Bugs Bunny vs The Crusher!

  15. David Fiedler

    David Fiedler GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Sadly, and on a serious note, poachers know this too. Elephants across Africa and Asia are critically endangered and could be gone entirely from the wild within 30 years unless the tide is stemmed.

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